I’m often asked about what kind of camera a photographer should choose to get converted to infrared capture. For me, that has always been a simple question: I pick the one that is the oldest one that I have and the one that I use the least. Having it converted to infrared gives that old camera new lease on life and while it may lack the so-called IQ factor of a new camera, I usually compensate by shooting all the images at a modest ISO setting—usually 400—and shooting in RAW format as shown. Image was shot at one of the picnic grounds at Barr Lake State Park, near Brighton Colorado.
That’s what I did here, when shooting a converted Olympus E-P1, a golden oldie that was launched by the company way back in 2009. The E-P1 basically a rebodied E-620 Four-thirds system camera set up for Micro Four-thirds use. Lens used was the awesome and borrowed Olympus 9-18mm f/4-5.6 that was adapted for use on the E-P1 with the Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds to Micro Four-thirds lens mount adapter.
Exposure was 1/320 sec at f/11 and ISO 400. Image was processed in Silver Efex Pro then Color Efex Pro using the Glamour Glow filter to both warm up and add some Wood Effect glow to the foliage.
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